Skip to comments.The Ghost of Lysenko; the imaginary science of manmade global warming
Posted on 11/30/2009 1:07:55 AM PST by JohnHuang2
The imaginary science of manmade global warning can now be entered into the infamous history of politicized science, a travesty which has threads in our lives today. Consider the residue of such frauds as Rachel Carson, Alfred Kinsey and Margaret Mead. Carson's invented findings and unscientific methods led to the banning of DDT, which in turn cost the lives of tens of millions of children in undeveloped nations. Kinsey's tortuously doctored "sex research," as Dr. Judith Riesman has so amply demonstrated, was not only invented to sate his perverted lusts but created scientific myths about normal and abnormal behavior which haunt us to this day. Mead, also, simply invented research to fit her idea of what the science of anthropology ought to be in order to justify her own immature and immoral behavior. Carson, Kinsey and Mead had an agenda before they did any research and this agenda governed everything else.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Questions loom regarding whereabouts of Global Warming
Despite global temperatures having fallen every year since 1998, administration sources insist that proof of Global Warming of Massive Destruction (G-WMD) will be found.
Climate scientists and officials of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have scoured the planet, searching for proof of G-WMD, but no proof has been found. With the Copenhagen summit just one week away, teams of U.N. warming inspectors have made no progress in the hunt to uncover proof of G-WMD in the last round of inspections.
Moreover, recently disclosed e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit seemed only to fuel lingering uncertainty over whether the Earth faces imminent ecological disaster, weather permitting. Claims of the threat posed by G-WMD were, for the most part, based on intelligence reports from the CRU.
The leaked CRU documents, involving damaging e-mail exchanges and computer files, showed that intelligence was 'sexed up' with falsified data and statistics in an effort to influence the IPCC in its march to War on Global Warming. The damaging e-mail disclosures sparked fear and anxiety that global catastrophe may not happen after all.
The new developments in the ever growing ClimateGate scandal, which threatens to further weaken Obama's case that G-WMD is a threat, come even as renowned climate expert, Al Gore, reported on the Tonight show that, according to his thermometer, temperatures in the interior of the Earth are already well into the millions of degrees, threatening to turn the Earth into a star at any moment, adding a sense of urgency to reaching an agreement at Copenhagen.
"The interior of the Earth is really hot," Gore told Conan O'Brien, adding that his instant-read thermometer, inserted deep into the planet without touching the bone, registered "several million degrees, and the crust of the Earth is hot."
Additionally, believers in the imminent threat of G-WMD cite CRU intelligence reports in which G-WMD is blamed for warm weather in the Southern Hemisphere during the Northern Hemisphere's winter months and warm weather in the Northern Hemisphere during the Southern Hemisphere's winter months. It is also believed that balmy weather in Florida can be traced to increase concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from Tiger Woods's SUV.
"It's settled science!", yelled one administration source, screaming on condition of anonymity, adding that final proof of global warming will "eventually be found." Irrefutable evidence of G-WMD, central to the administration's argument for war on incandescent light bulbs, "will be uncovered but it may take time," added another top administration source, also speaking on condition of anonymity. "Is it a surprise that proof of global warming has not been found? No. Would the evil force that steered Katrina into New Orleans -- Karl Rove -- engage in a highly elaborate deception plan to trick U.N. warming inspectors? Of course. How else do you explain no rise in global temperatures during the Bush years when Rove gained control of the weather? How about blizzards conveniently occurring everywhere Gore happens to have a speaking engagement? Don't be fooled."
Expectations were raised when Obama, in a widely covered address last year, asserted that his election would be the "moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." One senior administration official said "those 16 words should never have been included in the text written for Obama." Not before cap and trade is even passed. But Joseph Wilson, known for exposing the administration's faulty words, told Obama in response, "You lie!". As for the author of those 16 words, the same official insisted that William Ayers has since apologized. "It was a mistake," the official quoted Ayers as saying. The White House had hired Ayers as a consultant on climate issues, having once been a Weatherman himself.
My Two Cents of corny satire
Advocates and sympathetic politicians claiming that man-made global warming from use of carbon-based energy sources mandates international controls on economically prosperous nations were already worried that their victory is slipping. Now another blow has been struck against the basic "science" used to support their case. Following an extensive theoretical analysis, two German physicists have determined(pdf) that the term greenhouse gas is a misnomer and that the greenhouse effect appears to violate basic laws of physics.
The point discussed here was to answer the question, whether the supposed atmospheric effect has a physical basis. This is not the case. In summary, there is no atmospheric greenhouse effect, in particular CO2-greenhouse effect, in theoretical physics and engineering thermodynamics. Thus it is illegitimate to deduce predictions which provide a consulting solution for economics and intergovernmental policy.
Physicist Howard Hayden, a staunch advocate of sound energy policy, sent me a copy of his letter to the EPA about global warming. The text is also appended below, with permission.
As noted in my post Access to Energy, Hayden helped the late, great Petr Beckmann found the dissident physics journal Galilean Electrodynamics (brochures and further Beckmann info here; further dissident physics links). Hayden later began to publish his own pro-energy newsletter, The Energy Advocate, following in the footsteps of Beckmann's own journal Access to Energy
I love Hayden's email sign-off, "People will do anything to save the world ... except take a course in science." Here's the letter:
Howard C. Hayden785 S. McCoy DrivePueblo West, CO 81007
October 27, 2009
The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson, AdministratorEnvironmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20460
Dear Administrator Jackson:
I write in regard to the Proposed Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act, Proposed Rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 18,886 (Apr. 24, 2009), the so-called "Endangerment Finding."
It has been often said that the "science is settled" on the issue of CO2 and climate. Let me put this claim to rest with a simple one-letter proof that it is false.
The letter is s, the one that changes model into models. If the science were settled, there would be precisely one model, and it would be in agreement with measurements.
Alternatively, one may ask which one of the twenty-some models settled the science so that all the rest could be discarded along with the research funds that have kept those models alive.
We can take this further. Not a single climate model predicted the current cooling phase. If the science were settled, the model (singular) would have predicted it.
Let me next address the horror story that we are approaching (or have passed) a "tipping point." Anybody who has worked with amplifiers knows about tipping points. The output "goes to the rail." Not only that, but it stays there. That's the official worry coming from the likes of James Hansen (of NASAGISS) and Al Gore.
But therein lies the proof that we are nowhere near a tipping point. The earth, it seems, has seen times when the CO2 concentration was up to 8,000 ppm, and that did not lead to a tipping point. If it did, we would not be here talking about it. In fact, seen on the long scale, the CO2 concentration in the present cycle of glacials (ca. 200 ppm) and interglacials (ca. 300-400 ppm) is lower than it has been for the last 300 million years.
Global-warming alarmists tell us that the rising CO2 concentration is (A) anthropogenic and (B) leading to global warming.
(A) CO2 concentration has risen and fallen in the past with no help from mankind. The present rise began in the 1700s, long before humans could have made a meaningful contribution. Alarmists have failed to ask, let alone answer, what the CO2 level would be today if we had never burned any fuels. They simply assume that it would be the "pre-industrial" value.
- The solubility of CO2 in water decreases as water warms, and increases as water cools. The warming of the earth since the Little Ice Age has thus caused the oceans to emit CO2 into the atmosphere.
(B) The first principle of causality is that the cause has to come before the effect. The historical record shows that climate changes precede CO2 changes. How, then, can one conclude that CO2 is responsible for the current warming?
Nobody doubts that CO2 has some greenhouse effect, and nobody doubts that CO2 concentration is increasing. But what would we have to fear if CO2 and temperature actually increased?
In a way, we have been here before. Lord Kelvin "proved" that the earth could not possibly be as old as the geologists said. He "proved" it using the conservation of energy. What he didn't know was that nuclear energy, not gravitation, provides the internal heat of the sun and the earth.
Similarly, the global-warming alarmists have "proved" that CO2 causes global warming.
Except when it doesn't.
To put it fairly but bluntly, the global-warming alarmists have relied on a pathetic version of science in which computer models take precedence over data, and numerical averages of computer outputs are believed to be able to predict the future climate. It would be a travesty if the EPA were to countenance such nonsense.
Howard C. Hayden
Professor Emeritus of Physics, UConn
Finally, a roundup of "best of the worst"-- summaries of what you need to know, from my latest updates:
James Delingpole has a great summary of the fallout so far.
Climategate: Its the Totalitarianism, Stupid
"A successful political machine has to have monopoly control over the media, and it must be able to corrupt or coerce all the centers of power the cops, the courts, the drug mafias, the businesses, the rackets. Thats how the global warming conspiracy operated. Global warming was a fraud, and it has now been exposed.
That little fraud would have cost the taxpayers of the world trillions of dollars, not to mention wrecking their economies with carbon taxes and penalties.
This is the first time I have seen Lysenko mentioned.... But I’ve been thinking how the AGW lie and the politically enforced ideology of AGW are reminiscent of the decades long Lysenko affair. I’m sure other minds have also been percolating away about the similarities
State sponsored research is behind both affairs. In the UK and USA the global warming scientist have been showered with unwanted Federal Gov’t largess. It’s an employment program for incompetent dreamers and Utopians with advanced science degrees and these future burger flippers are not letting go of the Gov’t teat without a tremendous fight
Look at the funding Steve McIntyre gets. Nothing from industry or gov’t but maybe some contributions. yet he has exposed the climate fakers three times that I know of. He has exposed Hansen’s warmest years. Mann’s hockey stick and Briffa’s tree rings
Latest Weather Channel Headline 11/30/09:
GORE’S GLOBAL FLATULENCE ONLY A FARCE IN THE WIND!
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